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The New $100 Note. Know Its Features. Know It's Real.

Resources for Financial Institutions & Currency Exchanges


Recent Change in the Production of Federal Reserve Notes

A recent change has occurred in the production process of Federal Reserve notes. In order to increase efficiency, the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing is using equipment that allows Federal Reserve notes to be printed on larger sheets of paper. Find out more about the production changes and how they affect the $1 note in this video. For more information about this change, please visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.


If you suspect you have received a counterfeit note, contact your local police department or local U.S. Secret Service office. If you are outside of the United States, please contact the regional U.S. Secret Service field office that serves your country or local police.


Register to use the U.S. Secret Service’s US Dollars website to conduct a search of the U.S. Secret Service counterfeit note database and report suspect counterfeit notes.

As regular handlers of cash, employees of financial institutions and currency exchanges are often the first line of defense against counterfeiting. The public counts on you every day to supply them with currency. Use these resources to become knowledgeable about the security features of the banknotes you are handling.


Featured Materials More Materials

  • Training Presentation

    Training Presentation
    This presentation is designed to use while training cash-handling employees on the redesigned $100 note’s new security features and also provides an overview of the current-design $5, $10, $20, and $50 notes. The presentation is accompanied by a training script.

  • Education Resource Kit

    Education Resource Kit
    This kit includes a newsletter article, a quick reference guide, fact sheets, and more. These materials are ready for duplication or publication in your organization’s newsletter or on its website, to educate employees, customers, or members of your organization.

  • Multinote Booklet

    Multinote Booklet
    This 12-page booklet contains detailed information about the security and design features in the redesigned $100 note and those in the current-design $5, $10, $20, and $50 notes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I tell my customers I’ll have new design $100 notes?

    The redesigned $100 note will begin circulating on October 8, 2013. Once it is issued, any commercial bank, savings and loan, or credit union that orders $100 notes from the Federal Reserve will have its order filled with the new design. Distance, demand, and the policies of individual financial institutions will be the deciding factors in how quickly redesigned $100 notes reach the public, both in the U.S. and in international markets.

  • Where can I find training materials to help educate cash handlers about the new design $100 note’s security features?

    The U.S. Currency Education Program has developed training materials to help businesses and organizations become familiar with the changes to the $100 note. These materials are currently available for order or download.

  • How do I determine if a banknote is genuine? Do counterfeit detection pens work?

    The best way to determine whether a banknote is genuine is to rely on the security features in the note. Counterfeit detection pens are not always accurate and may give you false results, which is why we recommend relying on security features such as the watermark and security thread. To learn about these and other security features in genuine U.S. currency, visit the U.S. Currency section of the website or explore the interactive notes.

    Additionally, the United States Secret Service provides the financial community with information on specific counterfeiting threats through their USDollars website. You or a representative from your organization can register for access here.

  • What should I do if I think I have a counterfeit note?

    Details on what to do if you think you've received a counterfeit note, including a counterfeit note report form, can be found on the U.S. Secret Service's website.

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